Siding services

Gunner is an experienced siding installer of highest-quality products in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


James Hardie Siding installation

Our siding services

Do you have an idea for updating your exterior but don’t know how to make it happen? No worries. We will turn your vision into reality.

Our experienced team of siding professionals is currently serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. At Gunner, our team of siding professionals will guide you through the entire process – from a free estimate and thorough inspection to advice on new siding options – and finish the home improvement project to your complete satisfaction. We’ll do everything, from removing the old siding to installation to replacement of rotten soffits and fascia, all with a laser focus on every detail.

When we’re done, your curb appeal will skyrocket! That’s our guarantee.

Siding materials

Adding new siding and trim is the best way to completely transform the look of your home’s exterior, even more than a roof replacement or new windows. It also promises an excellent return on investment. Whichever type of siding you choose, we’ll make your home look brand-new.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement siding – perfected into the industry standard by manufacturer James Hardie – is a practically indestructible combination of wood pulp, cement, sand, and other materials. It’s your best bet for long-term durability, easy maintenance, and a robust warranty. We can’t recommend it enough.

Mastic Vinyl

Vinyl is a popular form of siding often chosen because it is affordable, is readily available, and can be installed quickly and easily. Mastic siding is our favorite brand of vinyl siding because of its dependability and wide range of styles and colors to match any concept. Plus, it’s impact-resistant and eco-friendly.

Wood Cedar

Natural wood siding has been a choice for home exteriors for centuries, and cedar shake is the modern benchmark. It’s exceptionally beautiful and offers excellent insulation as well as sturdy protection from the elements. Cedar shake does require more maintenance than other options, and it’s pricier.

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Specializing in James Hardie siding

As we’ve mentioned, Gunner is a big fan of James Hardie siding materials. That’s why we’re a JamesHardie Elite Preferred siding contractor (their highest level) and a Hardie President’s Club recipient, an award for industry growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction that only 18 companies in the country can claim.

That siding expertise means we can confidently recommend the best siding options and styles for the perfect look you’re trying to nail with your remodel. That includes Hardie® Plank lap siding, Hardie® Panel vertical siding, and Hardie® Shingle siding in textures ranging from smooth to wood-grain cedarmill.

And rest easy. James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year non-prorated warranty. Hardie® Trim boards have a 15-year non-prorated warranty, and the ColorPlus® Technology finish features a 15-year limited warranty covering paint and labor to fight peeling, cracking, and chipping.

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Our expert siding services are currently offered in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, as we focus on delivering top-quality solutions in these states.

Yes, you can paint vinyl siding if it is properly prepped (cleaned and repaired) and the correct paint is used. Be sure to use a latex-based paint specifically designed for vinyl siding. Once the siding is prepped and the paint is chosen, painting vinyl siding is similar to painting any other type of siding.

Like vinyl, aluminum siding can be painted in the same fashion: Use acrylic latex paint after the surface has been cleaned and dried. Depending on the condition of the siding, you may also need to apply an initial coat of primer.

Vinyl siding can last for decades, all things being equal. The key to making vinyl siding last is proper installation and regular maintenance. But the color can fade over time, and the vinyl can crack or break if hit by a hard object. That’s why we recommend James Hardie fiber cement siding, the most durable in the industry. More than likely, Hardie siding will outlast you.

Hardie fiber cement siding typically will last 30 years or more. Hardie’s proprietary product – composed of Portland cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers – was designed to last for the lifetime of your home, with minimal upkeep required. Hardie siding is also resistant to fire, rotting, and termites, and carries a 30-year non-prorated warranty (15 years for paint finish), making it your best siding option pound for pound.

Anything outside of your home will need a certain degree of upkeep. Generally, siding requires little. Vinyl siding will need power washing to remove that layer of dirt that’s likely built up over time, and fiber cement siding might need fresh paint after 15 years or so. Don’t discount this: It is critical that the gutters work properly so running or splashing water from rain or snow melting off the roof does not have unrestrained access to batter your siding.

Just speaking in very general terms, siding can range from $3 per square foot for basic materials to over $20 or much more per square foot for premium materials. The bottom-line cost of the siding will be determined by the size of your project and labor to install it.

There is no simple answer, as cost can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the type chosen, the size and layout of your home, and the location of it. The best way to find out is to have us evaluate your home in person. You’ll receive an honest and accurate quote that includes removal, materials, installation, and labor.

Hardie Board lap siding is nailed or screwed to the surface you’re covering. It’s important to use the appropriate fasteners for the substrate and a waterproof sealant around the edges of the board to ensure a watertight seal. Since we’re a JamesHardie Elite Preferred contractor, you know the job will be done right because we know the process and product inside and out.

Board and batten siding consists of wide and narrow boards that are arranged vertically on the exterior of a house. The wider boards are usually made of wood, but they can also be made of vinyl or other materials. Thinner boards called battens (which are typically 1-2 inches wide) are then placed over the joints between the wider boards to give the siding a finished look